Tomorrow is the last day of February. So we wanted to end the month right, by FINALLY updating our damn Rockport Fishing Report! We’ve been busy since our last report. Or maybe slacking a little too? Either way, here is what we are seeing out on the flats on the Texas Coast as of today.
First off, Spring is definitely here. Warmer air temps and a bit of humidity have returned to the Texas Coastal Bend. We are loving it. And honestly, so are the fish. We’re hoping that we have seen the last of the cold weather for the year here. Not that we won’t see a few more fronts pass through, or even welcome them. But the colder air is likely behind us now and we will set our sights ahead.
With the warmer temps, the water has begun to warm up as well. 65-70 degrees has been common on the flats throughout the area. This has the fish nice and happy and pulling drag once again. All things looking up out there.
We are still waiting for all of our sea grasses to snap out of their Winter programs though. With the warmer temps, and a few more days of sunshine, you would expect all the grasses to start greening up a bit and looking healthy. This is key to really getting those crab and shrimp to move in. And tailing redfish right behind them.
That being said, we are seeing reds working hard for shrimp and baitfish here lately. Lots of busting the surface and slashing over shallow grasses can be seen out there most days. That has been key on some of these foggy and cloudy days we’ve had lately. Nice of them to let us know where they are. But we are seeing a few tails here and there as well. Most are solos still. But we are looking forward to the larger schools firing up here very soon.
Our fly selection has been fairly consistent here lately. The tides have remained pretty low lately, so heavy stuff certainly isn’t needed. The typical black/purple crab type stuff still works (really freakin’ well). But unweighted shrimp patterns have been a guide favorite lately as well. Or if they fish are really active, its topwater season for sure! Gurglers, Chug Bugs or the Pop Tart are a must have as we work further into our Spring fishing.
We’ve had boats out from Port O’Connor to Rockport to Port Aransas to the Upper Laguna Madre in the past week. Reports all across the board have been very good. You can expect them to keep getting better and better as well. Tis the season. Spring Fishing on the Texas Coast is outstanding and we are ready for it.
With Spring weather in full swing here, we have boats on the water every day. We will do our best to keep the Rockport fishing reports coming and other social media stuff fresh as well. We still have boats available this Spring and early Summer, but spots are filling up quickly. So if you are looking to get out on the water, let us know!
Also, we have a new series of videos coming to our Youtube channel as well. Something kinda funny and different to do. Flyfishing is not serious. Or at least it shouldn’t be. So we are gonna have a little fun and make a few funny videos based on the lighter side of red fishing.
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